When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically when the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain address. The site and the email hosting are often considered to be one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an example, some new provider could have exceptional uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain name will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account from our company and you would like to direct either your website or your e-mails to another company, it'll take you literally only two mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you're going to be able to see and modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two, it is not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. Also you can set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a certain MX record will have. The propagation of each record that you modify or create isn't going to take more than several hours and if needed, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which shows how long a record will stay active after it is changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated servers we provide, you are going to have total control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record requires only a few clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the required record and point your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.